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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“private room”(39 reviews)
“swim up bar”(50 reviews)
“female dorm”(9 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

My friend and I stayed for one night and wish that we could have stayed longer! Our room was comfortable and clean. Jennifer in reception was amazing! She is so friendly and helpful, Arenal Hostel Resort is truly lucky to have her! She made our...More

Thank eholter
Reviewed April 13, 2018

The staff was great and we loved the hammocks/pool area. The staff gave us discounts on tours and free drinks in the pool! You're close to all of the local bars and restaurants. Clean rooms with great views of the volcano.

Thank Tayler H
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

A staff member was rude in the way she responded to questiond and was poor in her explaination of the place. The shower had a pile of insects in it. Expensive for what it is, compared to another hostel that was much nicer

Thank Worldlyadventur
Reviewed March 31, 2018

We booked the Volcano Arenal tour through the Arenal Hostel and the sales guy, Carlos sold it to us. We went on the trip and we found out we were overcharged by 25%. If you're looking for a good deal, don't come here.

Thank Nance W
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

I booked my this place almost 3 months ago to bring my mother and a friend to visit La Fortuna. I had chosen this place because of the beautiful structure and location, you don’t need to take your car to go to a restaurant, for...More

Thank Angela M
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Pool
Free Parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Breakfast Available
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Air Conditioning
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$33 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ale963
June 18, 2018|
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Response from shaked-harari | Reviewed this property |
We booked at the front desk ☺️. We arrived at la fortuna and walked around between hostels..
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TravellerwithaTeen
November 3, 2016|
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Response from carmensandiego31 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry misread your question lol ...I don't recall a safe but there are lockers in the dorm rooms , we brought our own standard lock but it didn't fit , it was to big , so bring a smaller lock ...if not I think they sell them... More
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"there are different sections of the hostel - some are quieter than others so be sure to ask"
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"If you aren't a solo traveler opt for a double room- the price will end up being comparable or cheaper..."
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"The Deluxe room on the third floor of the tower has an excellent view of the volcano"
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"dorm is fine"
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